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Old 08-08-2018, 03:00 AM   #1
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New Concrete Pad Is Holding Water, Should I Raise A Stink?

Hi everyone,

I just had a large 40' X 35' pad poured for a sport court in our backyard. The only directions that I gave the finisher were that I wanted it to be smooth enough that the kids wouldn't tear up their knees and elbows playing on it and that it not have puddles on it in the winter, during rainy season.

The pad was poured 5 days ago and the finish is a little rougher than I was hoping, but passable. My concern is with the pooling that seems to be happening. When the finisher came by today and sprayed it down, there were about 4 spots where the water was pooling, rather than running off. One spot in particular is holding a spot of water about 6' in diameter and 1/8 of an inch deep.

My question, is whether or not this acceptable for a pad of this size and my expectations are just too high, or if I should be raising my concerns with the contractor and having him rip it up and re-do this section.

Also, if anyone does have any simple ideas as to how we can smooth the surface a bit, without destroying it, those ideas would be welcome too.

Thanks kindly!
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Re: New Concrete Pad Is Holding Water, Should I Raise A Stink?

Pad is fine. Rent a drum sander to smooth it out.


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